DDPO Legal Network meeting: “Direct Payments: What can Local Authorities lawfully do and what can’t they do?”

Disabled people’s rights and how to challenge poor or unlawful Direct Payments policy and practice

DDPO Legal Network meeting on Wed 13 February: “Direct Payments: What can Local Authorities lawfully do and what can’t they do?”

  • Is your Local Authority cutting Direct Payment rates?
  • Is your Local Authority restricting use of Direct Payments?
  • Have you got concerns about your local Direct Payment policies and practice?
  • Do you want to support Disabled people in DDPOs in challenging unlawful policies and practice?

If yes then come along to our next DDPO Legal network meeting to learn about the law, share your concerns and discuss possible ways to challenge poor and unlawful Direct Payments policies and practice and practice.

This meeting is a unique opportunity for lawyers and Disabled people to come together and discuss opportunities for legal challenges.

The agenda and speakers:

17:30 – Registration

18:00 – Speakers:

Steve Broach – Barrister, Monckton Chambers – Direct Payments: legal framework and opportunities for legal challenges

Jenny Hurst – Independent Living/personal Budgets Coordinator, Action Disability Kensington & Chelsea – Common problems experienced by Direct Payments users in Kensington and Chelsea

18:45 – Questions & answers

19:15 – Group discussion: Challenging unlawful Direct Payments policies and practice: identifying key issues and potential cases.

The DDPO Legal Network is part of the Disability Justice Project, run by Inclusion London and funded by the Baring Foundation, that brings Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations and lawyers together to increase awareness and understanding of current case law and legislation affecting Deaf and Disabled people.

This meeting is for Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations and lawyers.

Booking

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